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I Co-Chair Lane Powell's White Collar Criminal Defense, Regulatory Compliance and Special Investigations Practice group. Prior to joining Lane Powell, I was a federal prosecutor for approximately 17 years in Los Angeles and Philadelphia. As a federal prosecutor, I tried numerous criminal jury trials and conducted scores of federal grand jury investigations. I also assisted other government agencies in conducting related civil litigation and administrative proceedings. I have extensive experience in investigations involving a myriad of federal crimes, including securities fraud, corporate embezzlement, bankruptcy fraud, health care fraud, bank fraud, mail fraud, environmental crimes and money laundering offenses. As a federal prosecutor, I was selected to serve on several national task forces and working groups related to the areas of money laundering, health care fraud, bankruptcy fraud, and securities fraud.




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  1. White Collar Crime: 100%

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    I strongly endorse this lawyer's work. I have worked with Bob Calo on several cases. He is among the very most talented, thoughtful, and dedicated lawyers with whom I have ever worked. I recommend him to any client in need of a highly skilled white collar criminal defense attorney.


    Robert Mahler Commercial Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Mark C Cogan

    Robert Calo is a very experienced and capable attorney. I would not hesitate to refer a matter to him within his area of expertise. Mr Calo works with an excellent firm, whose attorneys I would trust with any legal matter. Mr Calo and his firm have the highest standards, and his clients can be confident that they have an excellent attorney at their side.


    Mark Cogan Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

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Lane Powell PC

601 Sw Second Avenue
Suite 2100
Portland, OR, 97204-3158

601 SW 2nd Ave Ste 2100
Portland, OR, 97204



DCInactive 198705/24/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Award nameGrantorDate granted
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2010
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2009
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2008
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
ShareholderLane Powell PC2005 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
Oregon State Bar Certified Public Accountants CommitteeCommittee Member2008 - Present
American Bar Association task force examining the Upjohn warningsMember2008 - 2008
American Bar Association, Criminal Justice Section, White Collar Crime CommitteeRegional Co-Chair of Northwest/Seattle Region2006 - 2008
American Bar Association, Criminal Justice Section, White Collar Crime Committee, Financial Institution Fraud-Money Laundering and Patriot Act SubcommitteeSubcommittee Member2006 - 2008
American Bar Association, Criminal Justice Section, White Collar Crime Committee, Health Care Fraud SubcommitteeSubcommittee Member2006 - 2008
Publication nameTitleDate
Portland Business JournalInternal Investigations Prove Valuable But Hold Some Traps2010
Financial Fraud Law ReportBroadcom: Lessons from the Frenzy Over Stock Options Backdating2010
Portland Business JournalSix Critical Strategies for a Company Under Investigation2009
Portland Business JournalNot Your Father’s Banking Crisis: Confronting the Subprime Fallout2008
Inside the Minds: The Executive’s Guide to Understanding the Laws Behind White Collar Crime: Leading Lawyers on the Most Important Issues Executives Need to UnderstandStanding Between the Government and the Client2006
Corporate Board MemberSeven Things a Prosecutor Probably Won’t Tell You - (I Know. I Used to be One)2006
Portland Business JournalState, Fed Prosecutors Team Up to Fight Patient Abuse2006
Norton’s Annual Survey of Bankruptcy LawCongress, the Courts, and the Feds Agree - Bankruptcy Crime Does Not Pay2004
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Boston University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1985
Bryant CollegeBusiness AdministrationBS - Bachelor of Science1981
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Business Ethics and Compliance ConferenceAttorney-Client Privilege—What You Need to Know2008